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4 October 2017

THE latest meeting of Burton Albion’s business networking group focussed on the way stress and mental health can have an impact on employers and their staff.

The Club Albion members met at the Pirelli Stadium to listen to guest speaker Julian Hall from Calm People – a Midlands based group which works with organisations and individuals to find healthy ways to express emotions, resolve conflict and develop strategies to feel more at ease with their emotional lives.

Julian explained to Club Albion members how damaging stress can be in the workplace leading to health problems for employees and costs for companies.

Julian said: “The emotional and mental health of employees is coming further and further up the agenda of every organisation we work with. Thy are all beginning to realise that their employees are their biggest asset and that their mental health is the biggest deciding factor in their success.”

Club Albion organiser Raj Athwal said: “It was great to have Julian at our latest meeting. He gave us a valuable insight into an important issue that is still not well understood by many businesses.

“Club Albion continues to go from strength-to-strength and it was good to see established members and some new faces at this sold out event.

Club Albion is designed to use the powerful brand of a Championship football club to benefit partner businesses and has been a big success since it was launched at the start of the 2016/17 football season.

It provides a platform for a diverse number of local companies to engage with each other and ultimately generate revenue.

The businesses represented vary from small and emerging firms to blue chip companies. Burton Albion acts as the community hub enabling its members to utilise its resource and facility to drive business locally and regionally.

 There is a wide range of benefits from being part of Club Albion including:

 -  A listing in the match-day programme

-   A listing on the official club website

-  Networking events

-  Messages to Burton Albion’s supporter base

To discuss packages and to find it more information email

Pictured from lef to right are: Russell Mason (LCS), Tim O'Connor (O'Connor Electrical), Julian Hall (Calm People), Kevin Banton (Construction Supplies Hardware Ltd), Steve Smth (Hi-Line Industries Ltd)


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